Home Security Advice Every Homeowner Should Read

You should worry about your home’s security. It’s hard to predict when someone will break inside a house to steal items that are valuable or, worse yet, hurt those inside. Read this guide to make your house more secure and safer.

You should always change the locks after purchasing a home. You simply do not know how many keys to the old locks are floating around. Having a locksmith replace the locks will ensure that no strangers have a key. Also, if you ever lose your keys, do the same.

Do you let your dog outside when you leave the house? This is a good spot for keeping your spare key. Hook your key to the dog’s collar in a place that is shielded from view. This is especially useful if the dog does not take kindly to strangers.

TIP! Don’t ever let it be apparent that there is no one at home. Use timers to make electronic devices and lights turn on and off at intervals.

Good home security systems sound a loud alarm when breached, and that’s not all. They often even alert you to any time a door is opened. This is important if you have small kids.

When looking for a system to secure your home, do comparison shopping. Prices vary significantly, even for similar levels of protection. Get quotes from several companies before making a decision.

Ask friend for any advice they have prior to purchasing a security system or service. Your friends have gone through both bad and good experiences and they will be able to share them with you. Making a great choice is important, so this advice will come in handy.

TIP! Why not give your trusted dog the job of holding onto your spare key? This approach is useful if your dog is a large breed that lives outdoor, or if your house has a doggy door. Store a spare key within your dogs collar so you always have access to your home.

Don’t let strangers into your home. People you do not know could have bad intentions or want to get an idea of how many valuable objects you own. Never open the door to anyone you do not know.

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Be bold. Converse with those living in your area. Ask them to keep an eye on your home, and do the same thing for them. It does not necessarily pay to steer clear of gossip. While this is unorthodox, it may clue you into a possible home security threat.

A skylight is another area that needs to be protected for home security. Skylights are great for making a home brighter, but they can make it easier for burglars to access the house. Your skylights should have strong components that can withstand tampering.

TIP! It is a good idea to replace all the locks on the new home you buy. You simply do not know how many keys to the old locks are floating around.

Spare Keys

Avoid leaving spare keys outside of your home. Though you may think you are giving yourself a way into your home if you lose your key, you are actually inadvertently inviting intruders into your home. Thieves know about all these hiding spots. Rather, keep your spare keys with a neighbor you trust.

You want all wires of an installed security system to be hidden. Exposed wires make it easy for an intruder to cut them and disable the alarm. To provide maximum security, wiring should be laid underground or installed safely within the walls of your house. That will make you safer.

TIP! Do you have an outside dog? If so, the dog can be a terrific spot to keep a spare key. Attach the key to the dog’s collar so that it is hidden from view.

Before you give a security company employee access to your home, make sure they’re in uniform and that they present acceptable identification. Many thieves use this tactic to enter a house. Don’t allow this to happen, as it is a direct threat to your house and its contents. Act cautiously in order to stay away from potential dangers.

If you’re hiring a company for home security, be sure to read any fine print before you sign that contract. There are early termination fees, and there may be fees for extra equipment procured in the future. You want to try to avoid these fees whenever possible, so make sure you are aware of them.

Find out how long a company has been in operation before signing a home security contract. Companies that have been around for years have shown that they know the industry and that their services are reliable and great enough for recommendations. Knowing you are not dealing with a fly by night company gives you extra peace of mind when making this important decision.

TIP! Consider the advice of your friends when selecting your home security company. Your friends have gone through both bad and good experiences and they will be able to share them with you.

Instead of holding hope that your family will be safe, you should be more realistic. Anything can happen unexpectedly, so you should try to be prepared. You must think about what you’ve read so that you can make sure your family stays safe.


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